::wipes sweat off brow:: WHEW! Good thing I pre-ordered the Xbox One earlier this week!
But never fear! If you’ve had your heart set on ordering your next-gen console goodness from Amazon you can still pre-order the consoles, BUT the catch is there’s no guarantee you’re gonna receive ’em on launch day. Might not be a huge deal for some, but for others it might be a deep, twisting stab in the ol’ ticker. If you’re like me and the thought of not having a console on launch day puts you over the edge, try Walmart or Target. Last I checked they were still taking pre-orders and I believe they will ship same day as launch. I won’t sign that statement in blood, though. ;)
I LIVE for midnight launches, but even so I had to cover my ass and pre-order my consoles on Amazon. That being said I’m going to leech onto someone who plans to wait in line for 6+ hours and join them for the midnight shenanigans, and probably pick up a few games while I’m there. The energy of a midnight launch is SO electric. I remember waiting in line for the Wii back in 2006; I had accidentally fallen asleep on my parents’ couch (I passed out wearing all of my midnight-launch gear, like a heavy coat, wool socks, boots, etc. This was WASHINGTON in NOVEMBER we’re talking about) and thank GOD my mom was on Wii scouting duty calling around asking if any lines had formed. As soon as she heard a line had been formed outside of a store for the Wii she woke my ass up and, half-sleep, I sped off to Fred Meyer so hard. I was accompanied by my buddy who had just came from a hunting trip and smelled of deer piss. Ah yes, good times. Nothing like inhaling doe urine for seven hours.
What’s your plan for the next-gen consoles? Are you going to try and find them online, or attend a midnight launch? Or are you going to stay inside and wave your cane about while mumbling about today’s youth while playing Atari?